Also titled 'Birks of Endermay'. Played on a Burke high D whistle. I am am playing the tune slow and lyrical. I am told that this tune is also played as a Sc...

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Comment by Mark Auchter-Bruening on July 30, 2013 at 2:11
Love the ornamentation
Comment by Dick Glasgow on May 13, 2012 at 10:08

The Birks of Invermay was sung by the poet Robert Fergusson as he was dying in the Edinburgh madhouse at the age of 24, from a head injury.


Listen to Karine Polwart's gorgeous version of this bonny song.

The Birks of Invermay

& here are the

Lyrics


N.B. Invermay is an estate in on the northern edge of the Ochil Hills, in central Perth and Kinross, Scotland.

Cheers,

Dick

P.S. I'm sure it's OK to post a Scottish tune here Cindy, after all, most of the really great Irish tunes played today, started out as Scottish tunes anyway! :-)

Comment by Mike "Ormepipes" Orme on May 6, 2012 at 15:16

Hiya Cindy,

Not a tune I've heard before, but nicely done. Grand to have another whistle player posting stuff on here.

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